What I want to do is to create a simple front-end post submit form, for every different type of post I will include in my Wordpress app. For example there will be articles, events, quick messages and those types will have a different design/structure for a user to see. Author will use those forms to post their content.

As far as I know, I can have a different template for those types with the if in category function but I am interested in alternative solutions (maybe better). I know that there is page_template to add in the array http://wpengineer.com/1229/puplishing-extend-of-wordpress/ but is there anything else?

Also I am having some difficulties to redirect or even echo the posted link (as below). For your concern, I can not echo the $link .

Thank you for your help.


    global $user_ID;

    $new_post = array(
        'post_title' => $_POST['post_title'],
        'post_content' => $_POST['post'],
        'post_status' => 'publish',
        'post_date' => date('Y-m-d H:i:s'),
        'post_author' => $user_ID,
        'post_type' => 'post',
        'post_category' => array(0)


I tried this for redirect without luck

$pid = wp_insert_post($new_post);
$link = get_permalink( $pid );
echo $link;
wp_redirect( $link );

you need to get the ID from wp_insert_post and make sure you exit or die so:

$pid = wp_insert_post($new_post);
wp_redirect( get_permalink( $pid );

As for the second part you can use the WordPress Template Hierarchy and simply name each one of your custom post type designs as single-{post_type}.php for example if your post type is named event then name that file single-event.php and WordPress will know to use that file for displaying all posts of event type.

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  • I tried it but I can not redirect the submission form page to the post even though I echoed correctly the link (please se my update). My form is into a php file in themes/twentyeleven and at the top of it I have <?php include("../../../wp-load.php"); ?> I posted this because there may be something wrong with it... – EnexoOnoma Aug 9 '11 at 20:35
  • create a pastebin of your php file. – Bainternet Aug 9 '11 at 20:41
  • Here it is codepad.org/VcxN7KnN – EnexoOnoma Aug 9 '11 at 20:47
  • the code is a mess, you cant redirect after you echo something and you can't do anything else after you redirect so try this codepad.org/lICoWvpl – Bainternet Aug 9 '11 at 20:57

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